Ya'alon says Iran nuclear agreement built on 'lies and deceit'

Defense minister reiterated his warnings over the Islamic Republic regional aggression, describing it as "the world’s leading exporter of terror."

July 14, 2015 13:22
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What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Israel?

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Israel?

The agreement between world powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program is built on “lies and deceit,” Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday.

Iran “arrived at the negotiating table in a weak position, and has emerged victorious. Instead of fighting terror with all its might, the free world has granted legitimacy to Iran’s hateful, murderous ways. This agreement is a tragedy for all who aspire for regional stability and fear a nuclear Iran,” he said, speaking soon after negotiators confirmed they had reached a deal in Vienna.

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Ya’alon reiterated his warnings about the Islamic Republic aggression in the region, describing it as “the world’s leading exporter of terror, maliciously involved in every angle of the Middle East conflict – either directly or indirectly, through its emissaries – undermining moderate Arab regimes, battling Israel and harming Western interests in the region.

“This evil regime employs terror, funds terror, arms terror and disseminates terror across the world. The agreement signed with Iran will only serve to further support this bloody enterprise. With the implementation of the agreement and lifting of sanctions, massive funds will be funneled into the Iranian terror accounts – boosting its evil operations,” he said.

The Vienna deal enables Iran to consolidate its “sub-nuclear position, allowing it to break through – at will – to full nuclear weapon capacity in no time, leaving no one who can stop them,” he said.

“Given its lack of moral restraints, and extremist makeup, the Iranian regime is now in a stronger position to accelerate its regional and global threat through additional avenues, including its efforts to develop long- range missiles targeted far beyond the Middle East,” Ya’alon said.

“This agreement is bad. It rewards deceit, terror and warmongering. The mere thought of accepting the chief terrorist regime back into the family of nations is beyond belief,” he said.

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